Building Peace in Northern Ireland

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Maria Clemence Power
Liverpool University Press, 2011 - History - 238 pages
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Since the onset of the troubles in the late 1960s, people in Northern Ireland have been working together to bring about a peaceful, non-violent end to the conflict. In doing so, they have used their efforts as a means to support the transition to a post-conflict society in the wake of the ceasefires and the Good Friday Agreement. This collection is the first to examine the different forms of peace and reconciliation work that have taken place. It brings together an international group of scholars to examine initiatives such as integrated education, faith-based peace building, cross-border co-operation and womens activism as well as the impact that government policy and European funding have had upon the development of peace and reconciliation organisations. This unique collection of essays demonstrates the contribution that such schemes have made to the peace process and the part that they can play in Northern Irelands future.

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Understanding the Role of Nonaligned Civil Society
The Role of Civil Society in Promoting Peace in Northern Ireland
The Contribution of Integrated Schools to Peacebuilding
Providing a Prophetic Voice? Churches and Peacebuilding
Understanding Politically Motivated Former
Loyalism and Peacebuilding in the 2000s
Civil Society the State and Conflict Transformation in the Nationalist
1o Examining the Peacebuilding Policy Framework of the Irish
The NorthSouth Dimension
The Role of External Aid in Peacebuilding

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Dr Maria Power is Lecturer at the Institute of Irish Studies, University of Liverpool.

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